Monday, June 4, 2012

One of My Favorite Local Bands - Jake and the Burtones

 
Jake and the Burtones, by Reed A. George
Jake and the Burtones, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Pana-Leica Summilux 25mm f1.4
iso 800, f2.8, 1/60 sec, Nissin Di466 flash (bounced)

Jake and the Burtones are a local band here in Northern Virginia. I saw them last Friday night in Purcellville, at Market Street Coffee. If you're in the area, this is a very casual, relaxed place to hang out, and especially rewarding when these guys are playing. They call it "Loudoun's Living Room," which I think is appropriate.

(Click Here) to go to Market Street's homepage for directions and information.

Jake and the Burtones is made up of (left to right) Josh Cava, Jack Pugh, and Tmony Griffin (no Jake among them). They have gained some familiarity with me now, getting used to the old guy with the cameras that always smiles when they indulge him with a set of Grateful Dead cover tunes. I'm still hoping for that "Brokedown Palace" someday...

(Click Here) to see Jake and the Burtones' facebook page.

On this occasion, I took the opportunity to ask them for one posed shot during their break, photographing them from the inside of the door, which included a flyer for their show:

 
Jake and the Burtones, by Reed A. George
Jake and the Burtones, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Pana-Leica Summilux 25mm f1.4
iso 1600, f2, 1/100 sec
 
This is a hard-working band. Be sure and tip them on your way out!
Tips!, by Reed A. George
Jake and the Burtones, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, Leica Summarit 5cm f1.5 LTM (1953)
iso 1600, f-stop not recorded, 1/125 sec

The shot above was made with the first Leica lens I ever owned. The Summarit 5cm is a Sonnar design, from what I understand. It's not the sharpest tool in the shed, but it sure has character. I love the out of focus highlights.

Thanks for another fun night in the neighborhood, boys. See you next time.

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